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    sand blasting cabinet, go big or go home

    You jest, but GWAII did it. Might have been a 2.8L, but it was same basic engine he converted to an air compressor for his tarp garage. Wander how the GT-12 is coming along.
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    Most reliable Ranger configuration?

    Oh come on now. If we're going there you know this is the most reliable Ranger: Seriously though, I was going to recommend a 2wd 4 cylinder 5 speed. Based on the Chevy mentioned above, I'd probably go with the I6 F-150 as well.
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    WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?

    Well I didn't do anything to it, but found out this afternoon that dad snatched the engine out of the donor truck this morning. My work schedule doesn't allow me to get over there much right now and he didn't even tell me that he was starting on it. Last we talked about it we were going to wait...
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    Need a new home.

    Welcome! You've found a great new home. At one point or another I've been a part of most every RBV forum, but this is the only one I kept coming back to. Wish we still had RPS around, definitely a lot of good info lost for the street/lowered crowd when it went down, but I think you'll like it...
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    Your biggest mistakes.

    Shit happens, that's why you treat every gun as loaded and always point them in a safe direction when handling. Happened to me with a 9mm. Round in the chamber and wanted to decock it. If I'd dropped the magazine, nothing could have happened. I didn't and my thumb slipped. Was pointed in a safe...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    Believe me I wish I could get that shit "back" together. That day sucked. The 84 was my first vehicle. It had been in my family since I was a toddler and was the only vehicle I wanted when I turned 16. super charged 2.9L... I've thought about turbos on the 2.8 in the past, but I'd rather...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    :icon_confused: is that supposed to mean something? Lots of things come to mind, but none are very good. EDIT: Nevermind, I actually had to look that one up. Grimace, didn't even remember that McDonalds character.
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    Your biggest mistakes.

    Biggest: Having a reason to start this thread: "My ranger's last chance..." Not going to post all that again, but short version. Didn't replace the whole damn engine after head gaskets blew with new heads. Next up would be giving up on my 95 Probe after transmission broke. That car was fun to...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    He'd have to catch up for that to matter, and I'm not playing in the dirt. Even if he did manage to catch up, I'm not sure that truck would stay in one piece long enough to play dirty. I skimmed through his thread. He's not the first or last person to play with a "worthless" ignored undersized...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    You'd try... and you'd loose. :thefinger: Fortunately for you all I can do is talk shit. The engine doesn't currently have a home and that's not going to change any time in the near future. Even if it did, I'm not driving to PA to play.
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    My ranger's last chance...

    Oh, ok. Ya see the first thing that comes to me when searching for an engine swap candidate (rbv or not) is can I put a 2.8L in it. I've got one with less than 5k miles on it when I totaled the 84 Ranger. It wasn't exactly stock either, but not suitable for a 4wd as built. Someday I'll find a...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    And please record it. I hate cats, this sounds like fun torture.
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    My ranger's last chance...

    :icon_confused: Ok PetroleumJunkie412, with everything I read about you, I'm trying to figure out why you haven't suggested a 2.9L yet. Or was that what you were referring to by something fun? If I were going to play with a Subaru, I'd have to build an Outfap. I just don't care for...
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    My ranger's last chance...

    LOL, appreciate the laugh guys. Duck the LS, I've got a FE. I've got enough projects already. Between the 68 F-100 4x4 that and the 86 Ranger V8 swap (if I ever get back to it), I've got enough to keep me busy for years. The intent is for this not to be a project. It's getting another 4.0L...
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    WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?

    Sure I like to spend money. What's that got to do with being debt free. The only thing I owe on is my house. The only.time I've ever been in debt is when I bought by Ranger and my Kia. Ranger was paid off in two years and the Kia in three. I've got two credit credit cards and an Amazon store...


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